School and Ranking Information
There is a pair of non-profit 2-year schools in Forth Worth where students can find programs in networking. Based on school type, tuition and program offerings, this is the top school in the area for a networking education:
- Winner: Tarrant County College is a public 2-year school in Fort Worth that's recognized for awarding a high number of associate's degrees each year. This school has an associate's degree with a networking specialization and multiple networking certificates.
School Info Chart
|Category||Tarrant County College|
|Rankings||#13 for top associate's-producing institutions nationally (2014)*|
|Location||Fort Worth, TX|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$1,320 (in-district), $2,064 (in-state), $4,920 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Networking Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||20**|
|Most Popular Networking Program Level in 2013||Certificate (16 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||9%**|
|Noteworthy||TCC has a dedicated Cisco lab as well as a computer learning center|
Sources: *Community College Week, **NCES College Navigator
Tarrant County College
- This institution offers networking certificates that can be completed in as little as four months
- Graduates can pursue Cisco certification
- TCC features a Cisco student organization
Tarrant County College has a total of six campuses situated within Fort Worth. The information technology and networking programs are found at the Northeast Campus. TCC's collective enrollment exceeds 50,000 students.
TCC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a network support specialization that includes courses on operating systems support and routing protocols. This institution also offers a Cisco support certificate, as well as an advanced Cisco certificate in which students learn about IP routing. The network support certificate covers courses on LAN switching and Unix.